#100WCGU #151 – NSFW?

The prompt this week was a photograph

Sighing, she dropped to her knees. She knew what had to be done, even if it wasn’t going to be very pleasant. She’d run out of options and this seemed to be the only way to get what she wanted.

Slightly tipsy, he surveyed the scene in front of him and leapt to the only conclusion that he could. He drew his breath in anticipation and started to unbutton his fly.

Startled at the movement above her, she looked up.

Horrified she screamed ‘What are you doing?!’

‘Showing you the good time you wanted, babe’

She left without the handbag he had been standing on.

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week 7 – away

I’ve been out for most of this week, so there’s not much to say really.
I did a couple of lesson observations, had my own where the observers failed to grasp the learning objectives – they saw the context and didn’t question the learners on the task. Oh well…
And a meeting with the social work team and others from special schools in the city. That was interesting and hopefully we’ve highlighted some issues as well as giving people ways to solve them.

Hopefully it will be back to normal next week, but I’m not holding my breath

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This week we’ve been making craters by dropping balls of different sizes into trays of sand.

If the powerpoints can be of any use, please do!


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Staff well-being


too good not to share

Originally posted on Jarlath O'Brien:

In my first week at a school for students with severe (SLD) and profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) I was badly bitten on the bottom by a girl in Year 4 whilst on duty in the playground. At the end of that same break time I attempted to enter the main building only to find the door handle and, subsequently, my hand covered in human faeces which had been left there by a young boy with autism.

Previously I had worked at a school for boys with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Soon after arriving I was sent on a week’s course to become a tutor in restrictive physical intervention. The week after passing the course I stood in the school car park, rooted to the spot, laptop in one hand, lever-arch file in the other, as a Year 10 boy ran from one end of the car park…

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Cross stitch #3 day 9


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October 11, 2014 · 18:33

Week 6 – missing

I feel like I’ve hardly been at work this week.
Monday I had LAC training – as the new LAC coordinator this is mandatory, despite the fact it’s a role I’ve held elsewhere in the city. Ho mum. Was nice to catch up with some fellow teachers
Tuesday I went to visit our feeder primary school to discuss a transition curriculum – for both staff and students!
Wednesday I was sent home early. I really shouldn’t have been in at all, but I had a lesson to teach (and being observed next week it’s nice to be able to set the foundations) and parents to show around. It’s that time of year where Y6 parents are making decisions for their child’s future. I continue to hear horror stories, how SENCOs are telling parents that students don’t need to go to special school/don’t need statements/will be fine in a school of 1500 students…one poor parent couldn’t even get her (very ASD) child in to have a look at the mainstream secondary – the other parents were very supportive and we were able to offer her some pathways to explore to support her child in the future. Heartbreaking.
Thursday I was told to start late, so I wrote our LAC policy (there are so many policies we don’t have) and then went in to observe lessons as part of the interview process.
Friday I met with the majority of our transient students’ parents, for a 6 week review of placement and to set targets for the year. Very positive all round.

I also had an occupational health assessment that says I now need to have a standing up desk to help with my back issues. Great.

And now, I’m working and have been for a while, as well as the pile I did last night. So much to do, I really don’t know where to start. The reduced capacity for SLT is really beginning to hurt – I’m teaching two days a week, managing the changes to the SEN Code of Practice and trying to fit in a full time SLT role. Something is going to have to give, rather soon

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#100WCGU #151 – night time

The prompt this week was ‘…as I rose in the dark…’


There it was again, a dripping noise. It sounded like it was coming from downstairs, but I was wrapped up warm in bed and really didn’t want to move.

I let it continue for a while, trying to figure out what it could be. All the taps were off, I made sure of that each night. Eventually I realised that it was stopping me sleeping. As I rose in the dark to find my dressing gown I trod on the cat which left the room in a hurry, letting out a loud yell.

I never did find out what was causing the dripping noise that night.

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